Mike Leigh Sets Next Film, Bleecker Street Takes U.S. Rights

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Details are being kept under wraps on the project, which Cornerstone will be discussing with buyers in Berlin and has already been picked up by eOne in the U.K.

British filmmaking icon Mike Leigh is prepping his next film following 2018's Amazon-backed Peterloo

The project — currently known as Untitled 2020 and with plot details being kept under wraps — will shoot in the U.K. this summer. Cornerstone Films will once again handle international sales and will be introducing the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, with Bleecker Street on board for U.S. distribution for its first collaboration with Leigh. eOne will distribute in the U.K., continuing its long-standing relationship with Leigh and Thin Man Films.

Funding comes from Film4, Ingenious and Spanish company The Mediapro Studio, which act as co-producers.

Georgina Lowe produces for Thin Man Films, with Gail Egan as executive producer.  

A towering figure in British filmmaking for several decades, Leigh is best known for his Oscar-nominated, BAFTA and Palme d'Or-winning drama Secrets & Lies (1996), the Golden Lion winning working-class drama Vera Drake (2004) and the Palme d'Or nominated biopic Mr. Turner (2014). 

Bleecker Street late last year picked up the U.S. rights to The Assistant, the feature inspired by revelations about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.